If you follow me on Instagram (@_rachelbeauty) you will know, because I haven’t shut up about it for weeks, that recently my friend Dani went to New York for New Years and she very kindly offered to bring me some goodies back from Sephora. So we saved up for a while, she went shopping and a few days ago, when she got back, she posted me what she’d got. We both have the same taste in makeup and I was pretty sure that whatever she picked up I would love. We did say beforehand what we wanted but obviously without being there we had no idea what would still be in stock or what other items they had in that would be better. So here’s what I got…
The first thing I got out of the box when I had opened it was the Tarte Tartiest Pro Amazonian Clay Palette. This was something that I asked for, in fact this was probably the item that I wanted the most out of everything and so as you can imagine when I realised this was in the box I was VERY happy. As soon as I got it out of the box I could smell the sweet chocolate scent that the eyeshadows smell of and let me tell you – it is absolutely divine! I think everything in the world should smell like this lol! This palette is a bit on the expensive side retailing at $53 (around £43), but it’s totally worth it in my opinion.
The next thing in the box was the Laura Mercier Eye Artist Palette and this again is quite pricey, retailing at $55 (around £45). I’ll be honest, I can’t even remember if this was something that was on my list but I’m so happy with it. These are totally my colours and after a quick swatch they are really pigmented so I’m looking forward to creating some looks with this palette.
I’ve been wanting to try GlamGlow for a while now and so I was happy to see that Dani had picked me up the GlamGlow Dream Duo Overnight Transforming Treatment. I mean, look at that packaging! It just screams Hollywood! When I took this out of the box and popped off the lid I was hit by the most amazing orangey scent. This is a two part treatment and I used it the night I got it. The tub is split into two sides and you apply the first cream to your face, wait for 30 seconds and then apply the second cream. It’s really simple and not time consuming, which is important to me because having young children I don’t get a whole lot of pamper time! The next day when I woke up my skin felt so plump and nourished. I was really impressed. This GlamGlow treatment retails at $59 (around £48) and in my opinion it’s totally worth the splurge!
Another great Palette that Dani sent me was the Nars x Sarah Moon Give In Take Palette. This is a Sephora exclusive and I’m so glad she picked me this up because it’s just so pretty. It has 6 eyeshadow shades, a highlight, a bronzer and a blush and they are so buttery & smooth. This retails at $69 (around £57) making it the most expensive item of the bunch, but again totally worth it.
Dani also sent me a Tarte Paint Pot Eyeliner Duo and she sent me a message saying that she had seen these on special offer and picked them up because she thought they were a great product for me to practice doing my eyeliner with – I’m really terrible at it and I do need the practice! So that was a nice item to find in the box. Along with the other bits in the box there was also a little EOS lipbalm. I’ve had a strawberry one of these before and it smelt so good so I’m excited to see how this one smells.
I’ve saved the best things to show you until last! These are the best because these 3 items that I have are my Christmas pressie from Dani. So I have the Too Faced Queen Size Mascara, a GlamGlow PoutMud Lip Treatment and a gorgeous Sephora Makeup Bag. I love Too Faced products so I’m excited to try the mascara out – I’ve only ever used a sample sized Waterproof Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara before and I loved it so I’m sure I will love this too! The GlamGlow PoutMud Lip Treatment I used at the same time as the GlamGlow Overnight Transforming Treatment and I instantly fell in love with it as soon as I applied it because it smells and tastes like Peppermint Candy Canes – OMG just delicious. I didn’t work out the price of these because as they were a gift I feel like it would have been rudest to be honest it doesn’t matter to be what they cost, although GlamGlow & Too Faced let’s face it are not going to be cheap!
So that’s my little Sephora Haul and I’m sure you can tell that I am absolutely delighted with everything I got. I’m also super grateful to Dani for offering to pick me up some goodies and also for my Christmas gifts too!